Disclosure Policy

Below is February Stars’ disclosure policy. This blog is a personal blog written and edited by Donna Grant. For questions about this blog, please contact me via email (donna@februarystars.co.uk).

Sponsored Posts

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. Sponsored posts are always disclosed at the beginning of posts and social media promotion is disclosed with the hashtag #ad to identify it as a paid promotion.

I only work with brands, companies and services on sponsored posts that are relevant to my blog and of interest to myself and my readers. I am very select in the opportunities I work on and turn down more opportunities than I accept.

Although I may include advertorial content (where a brand specifies what wording they would like included in the post), I stipulate that this is technical information only. All opinions expressed about the brand/product are my own.

All views expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Affiliate Links

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

I am also a participant in affiliate programs for Affiliatly, Link Connector, Refersion, Tapfiliate and ShareASale.

In some posts, I have affiliate widgets and banners displayed. I also have an affiliate banner advertising in the sidebar under ‘sponsor’.

If a blog post contains affiliate links, this is disclosed near the top of the post so that you are always informed.

If you click on affiliate links and make a purchase I may make a small commission for referring you. This is at no additional cost to you. If you would prefer not to use my affiliate links, you may refrain from clicking on them.

I only include affiliate links to products that I personally believe are of value to my readers; those that I have used myself and would genuinely recommend to others.

Advertising

This website uses Mediavine advertisements. The companies that advertise on the site through Mediavine are not connected to or endorsed by February Stars. If you disagree with supporting the use of these adverts then you can refrain from clicking on them or install ad blocking software.

Product Reviews

There are products I have chosen to review on this blog that I have purchased for myself. However, I occasionally  review products that I have been sent from brands. I only accept products that I am genuinely interested in and feel are beneficial. I reject more than I accept.

Products are received on a gifting basis with no guarantee of blog coverage. If I feel the product is helpful and have enjoyed using it, I will write a review.

If I dislike the product, I feedback to the company involved and ask if they would prefer me not to write about it. Sometimes this is the best outcome for both parties. However, I would still write the post if I feel the product may be beneficial to someone else (e.g. if it is a good product but just didn’t agree with me). Especially considering not everything works for everyone.

All reviews are written in my own words, based on my personal opinion and experience of the product. I do not allow companies to influence review posts. Where I have been sent an item to review, this is disclosed in the blog post.